Blog

Home/Press Release/Berkeley PD/OCPO arrest heroin/cocaine dealing resident.

Berkeley PD/OCPO arrest heroin/cocaine dealing resident.

On January 12th 2016, the Berkeley Township Detective Bureau as well as Detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit responded to a Grenada Street address for a narcotics distribution investigation. This area is in the Holiday City/Silver Ridge Retirement Community of Berkeley Township.

Information gained from this investigation led to an additional operation in this neighborhood the following day. At approximately 10: 45 AM, a white Ford Explorer operated by a female, identified as Veronica Gasman 46 of Lanoka Harbor, arrived in the area. Detectives stopped the vehicle and found Gasmen to be in possession of a quantity of Heroin which was on her person. Further investigation led to the seizure of a significant quantity of narcotics from Gasmen. This included over 1,000 individual doses of heroin as well as 15 vials of crack cocaine. These narcotics were all packaged for distribution.

As a result, Gasmen was arrested and transported to the Berkeley Township Police Department for processing. Gasmen were charged with Possession of Heroin and Possession of Heroin with the intent to Distribute. Bail was set by the Honorable Judge James M. Blaney J.S.C at $50,000 full. Gasmen was transported to the Ocean County Jail in default of bail.

Residents are reminded to contact the Berkeley Township Police Department at 732-341-1132 x 611 to report suspicious activity. Tips can remain anonymous.

Follow the Office of the Ocean County Prosecutor online at Twitter and Facebook. The social media links provided are for reference only. The OCPO does not endorse any non-governmental websites, companies or applications.  For additional information visit our website at www.oceancountyprosecutor.org.